Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tag: Jazz

Playing guitar fast

Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.

How music theory can make you a better guitarist

Modes, scales, arpeggios, triads—they can be a lot to take in. But stick it out and you’ll find music theory will make learning the guitar far easier.

Why you should steal from other guitarists

Not their gear, of course, but their licks. Copying the style of famous axe-slingers can be good practice—these guitarists explain how.
Songwriting Inspiration

Songwriting 101: Staying inspired

How do you keep the passion for writing new tunes burning? Five pro musicians drop tips and tricks on seeking inspiration.
Vinyl records old

Five reasons to listen to music you don’t like

Keeping an open ear and mind can be more valuable than chugging out the same riffs for hours on end.
iPhone make music

How the iPhone can help you make music

It’s not just for liking photos on the Gram. Your iPhone—or any mobile for that matter—can help you write tunes, practice chops and be a better musician, say these five guitarists.

Interview: Martin Taylor

From Django to Tony Bennett via Chet Atkins, the jazz guitar virtuoso tells us how he started out on the road to being a musician.

Hitmakers: Tommy Tedesco 1960s ‘Stradivarius’ Fender Telecaster

The go-to guitar of the prolific Wrecking Crew sessionist.

Aleks Sever’s 10 Top Tips for Composing Your Own Music

Croatian-born guitarist and composer Aleks Sever is a virtuoso rock, funk, jazz and hip-hop player who grew up in Germany. Her latest album, Extravagant, was released in November. Here, she shares 10 tips for composing better songs.

Artist Collection: Maxi Jazz

Faithless vocalist turned E-Type Boys band leader Maxi Jazz has built up a collection of fine guitars, gathered from all corners of the globe. Gary Walker gets a private tour.
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